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2017 Alberta XC Provincials (All Ages)

November 4, 2017 @ 11:30 am - 6:00 pm

Athletics Alberta Membership: All competitors must be members of Athletics Alberta (or attend an Athletics Alberta member school) or their respective Provincial Athletics Association.  No exceptions — please see https://athleticsalberta.com/aa-membership/ . (Note: “Dayof Meet” memberships are no longer available. Membership must be registered before the meet entry deadline of October 30, 2017. (Proof of out-of-province Association registration will be required.)) Only Athletics Alberta full members can receive Alberta Championship medals.

ENTRIES: Due: 6:00 p.m. on Monday, October 30, 2017 Please submit all entries using TrackieReg (https://www.trackie.com/online-registration/ ) .

For seed time, please indicate the estimated time for the athlete (which will allow the organizers to determine if schedule adjustments will be required).

ENTRY FEES: $25.00 per participant (includes $3.00 Alberta Championship fee).
Cheques payable to “GO Athletics “.

CONTACTS:
Meet Director: Pete Wright (peterwright5@hotmail.com )
Meet Co-Director Rebekah Rekken (bekahoogendoorn@gmail.com)
Entries/Results: vernon@ellistiming.ca

AWARDS

  • Provincial Championship Medals to top 3 Individuals and teams (scoring members).
  • Non-Championship medals will be awarded to non- Alberta athletes who place in the top 3.
  • Ribbons will be awarded to places first to tenth Individuals.

Athletics Alberta Team Championships

  • Teams are 6 runners with 4 to score. If a club does not designate their team members prior to the start of the race, the first 6 athletes finishing will be considered the team.
  • Scoring: First place scores 1, second place 2, third 3, etc. Lowest total wins.
  • Teams having non-Alberta registered athletes are not eligible for Athletics Alberta Team Championship.

In accordance with Athletics Alberta policy, for runners to be considered for the end-of-year recognition as cross-country runner of the year in the Pee Wee through Under-18 divisions, they must compete in their appropriate age group in this championship.

RESULTS
Unofficial results will be posted on-site shortly after each race. Official results will be posted the night of November 4 by Ellis Timing Canada (http://www.ellistiming.ca/CrossCountryCalendar2017.html ).

PROVINCIAL CLUB CROSS-COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS
A point system will be used to determine the winner of the 2017 Alberta Provincial Club Cross Country Championships. System to be determined.

Individual Series Rules

In order to be eligible for series prizing, men must do the 8km distance (10km at the Stewart Cup) and women must do the 8km distance at all races.

A runners best 4 race positions are used to figure out their score. Please note that for overall series prizing, a runner’s outright result will be used regardless of age or age graded time.

There is no mandatory race, you only need to run in 4 of the 6 races to count for series prizing!

*ACAC runners will have their ACAC placing used as one of their 4 races.

The lowest score wins.

All races are weighted equally. Your overall position in a race is the position that will be used when calculating series results.

If there is a tie in series standings, the winner will be decided as follows:

1. The runner or team with more wins out of their 4 best races.

2. The runner or team with the highest worst place finish out of their 4 best races.

3. The runner or team with the most 2nd place finishes out of their 4 best races.

4. The runner or team with the most 3rd place finishes out of their 4 best races.

5. If a tie still remains after the above 4 criteria have been applied, then the prizing will be split evenly between those runners/teams that are tied.

Final resolution on any protest for the series will be decided by the series director, Matt Norminton. His decision will be final.

Age Group Rules

There will 3 age groups for which prizes will be awarded: Under 20 (U20), 20-34 and 35+. With the exception of the 35+, runners must complete 4 races in order to be eligible for series prizing. A runners best 4 results will be used for final series standings. Overall series winners will be removed from age group results at the end of the series.

If a runner’s age is not known, he/she will be placed into the 20-34 age group. If a 35+ age group runner’s age is not known, they will be assumed to be 35. It is therunner’s responsibility to notify Matt Norminton (mattnorminton@hotmail.com) if their age is not listed as correct.

For the 35+ age group, times will be age graded and then re-scored according to the age graded times. For the 35+ age group, runners only need to complete 3 races. A runners best 3 results will be used for final series standings. Overall series winners will be removed from age group results at the end of the series. 35+ runners may do either the 8km or 10km run at the Stewart cup and their result will be age graded accordingly. Please note that age graded times do not come into use for determining overall XC series prizing, they will only be used for the 35+ age group results.

Team Competition Rules

Team scores for each race will be calculated using each team’s 4 best place finishers. The 4 places will be added together to determine the team’s points for that race.

If 2 teams tie in an individual race, they will be scored as tied for purposes of series standings and both receive the same points for that race. The team with the next lowest points after the tied teams will receive a placing of N+2 whereby N is the position of the tied teams. For example, if 2 teams tie for 1st place in a race, the team with the next fewest points would finish in 3rd position.

If a team does not field 4 runners in a race, they will receive last place + 1 point for their 4th runner. If they are missing 2 runners, then they would receive last place + 2points for their 2nd missing runner.

A team’s series points will be determined using their 4 best team results from the 6 series races. There is no mandatory race , teams simply need to compete in 4 of the 6 races.

Lowest overall score wins.

All races will be weighted equally.

If teams are tied at the end of the series, the following will be used to break the tie:

1. The team with more wins out of their 4 best races.

2. The team with the highest worst place finish out of their 4 best races.

3. The team with the most 2nd place finishes out of their 4 best races.

4. The team with the most 3rd place finishes out of their 4 best races.

5. If a tie still remains after the above 4 criteria have been applied, then the prizing will be split evenly between those runners/teams that are tied.

Final resolution on any protest for the series will be decided by the series director, Matt Norminton. His decision will be final.

An open 2k, open 4k, a ladies 6k and a mens 8k. 

Ladies are welcome to participate in the men’s 8km however in order to count in the New Balance XC series they must do the ladies 6km.

We will be using a 2km loop that is slightly different from last year and is a bit more spectator friendly.  We will not be going up refinery hill this year.

Venue

Peace Hills Park, Wetaskiwin
Golf Club Road
Wetaskiwin, Alberta Canada

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